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Japanese Fans Rank the Anime That Topped the Original Manga (or Novel)

Japanese Fans Rank the Anime That Topped the originalWhen it comes to adaptations of popular manga and novels, the original is usually considered the holy grail—but every so often, an anime that tops the original appears. Pollsters Goo asked their readers to list these original-topping anime adaptations, and the top 20 were as follows:

20. Kochikame
19. Kemono Friends
18. Doraemon
17. Haikyu!!
16. Sgt. Frog
15. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
14. One Piece
13. Nodame Cantabile
12. Working!!
11. Natsume’s Book of Friends
10. Sazae-san
9. Sailor Moon
8. Crayon Shin-chan
7. K-On!
6. Nintama Rantaro
5. Detective Conan
4. Attack on Titan
3. Lupin III
2. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
1. Gintama

What do you guys think?

Source: Goo

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.